When food meets fashion and the fetishes that go beyond a bit of sauce

Often hot in more ways than one, edible attire ranges from designer-created high fashion to do-it-yourself hat recipes, with the best bit being that it can all be eaten afterwards – or in some cases, licked off. Read at the South China Morning Post.

William Stubbs puts the power of systems thinking to good use

He classes himself as a futurist, consultant, social entrepreneur and “rampant raconteur”. Certainly, Brisbane-based William Stubbs seems game to riff a bit on any topic, including his age. Stubbs, who turns 30 on August 5, says he has the heart of a 12-year-old. Read at the Sydney Morning Herald.



How To Captivate A Captive Audience Of Travelers

For digital leaders with a deft touch, a captive audience can be the ultimate creative canvas. The context can be a “pod,” such as a car or a cruise ship. Alternatively, it might be a theatre, theme park, stadium, or airport–an especially hot growth area.

Read at Adobe’s cmo.com.

A vodka made from fog? San Francisco’s Fog Point gives drinkers a unique taste of the Bay

Produced by California vodka brand Hangar One, the US$134-a-bottle Fog Point offers something new for curiosity seekers while also drawing attention to water conservation in an area hard hit by drought. Read at the South China Morning Post.

Seven luxury smartphones and privacy services to stop your ‘very important data’ leaking

As threats to personal privacy seem to increase every day, we look at some of the high-end phones and apps designed to see off those dastardly hackers, cyberpunks and data thieves. Read at the South China Morning Post.

Out of the library into the lab

Swinburne architect Mark Burry twins a deep knowledge of Spanish design maestro Antoni Gaudi with a commitment to smart, green cities. Read at the Sydney Morning Herald.

Tenacity takes you places

The work depends more on perspiration than inspiration, despite what outsiders assume. “They think that archaeology is a very sort of glamorous occupation – a bit like Indiana Jones in a way … but it’s more like 97 per cent of boring, dusty hard work and 3 per cent of actually amazing finds,” says Northern Territory archaeologist Dr Silvano Jung, 51. Read at the Sydney Morning Herald.